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Things That Get Under My Skin

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Things That Get Under My Skin

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rmho
2821 days ago
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Oulu, Finland
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ameel
2828 days ago
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This is awesome.
Melbourne, Australia

Beach Closing

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Beach Closing
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3047 days ago
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Oulu, Finland
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nebkor
3043 days ago
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fuck yeah pbf.
drspam
3040 days ago
i kind of like his "whenever the fuck i want to, deal with it" schedule.
fxer
3046 days ago
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First the pool, now this
Bend, Oregon
dreadhead
3047 days ago
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This is great.
Vancouver Island, Canada
mgeraci
3048 days ago
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//
New York, NY
glindsey1979
3048 days ago
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The Beach closed unexpectedly.
Aurora, IL
Michdevilish
3048 days ago
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Puts another spin on it!
Canada
fkxik
3048 days ago
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A joke!
Marwood
3048 days ago
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I actually snorted.
Preston, Lancashire.
adamgurri
3048 days ago
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womp womp
New York, NY

exclusive club

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3075 days ago
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The Pace of Modern Life

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'Unfortunately, the notion of marriage which prevails ... at the present time ... regards the institution as simply a convenient arrangement or formal contract ... This disregard of the sanctity of marriage and contempt for its restrictions is one of the most alarming tendencies of the present age.' --John Harvey Kellogg, Ladies' guide in health and disease (1883)
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rmho
3088 days ago
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chrisamico
3075 days ago
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All of this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.
Boston, MA
oliverzip
3078 days ago
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Has twitter wrecked modern communcation?
Sydney, Balmain, Hornsby.
izogi
3087 days ago
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Fortunately, as I'm informed, it had all calmed down again by the time of my parents' generation.
antgiant
3087 days ago
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"Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things." -- Douglas Adams
Oviedo, Florida
bloodvayne
3086 days ago
Society will be society, what's interesting is how inherently the "nostalgia fallacy" is simply society's self-preservation against seemingly "hostile" undercurrent. Reminds me of this article from Art of Manliness, also a very thorugh read http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/07/12/the-generations-of-men-how-the-cycles-of-history-have-shaped-your-values-your-place-in-the-world-and-your-idea-of-manhood/
stsquad
3087 days ago
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Nice commentary on modern commentary.
Cambridge, UK
bscherrer
3088 days ago
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@mahea50 Word.
San Diego, California
iridesce
3088 days ago
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now let's make one for "damn kids are spoiled and have no respect for their elders these days"
DC
iridesce
3088 days ago
whoops, nevermind, i see you 1906.
rgsunico
3088 days ago
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Brilliant.
Quezon City
marcrichter
3087 days ago
tl;dnr :P
redson
3088 days ago
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The Golden Age Fallacy in action.
claysmith
3088 days ago
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“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” — Ecclesiastes 1:9
Escondido, CA
dcwarwick
3088 days ago
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And on it goes.
Edmonton, AB, Canada
taddevries
3088 days ago
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Get off my internet lawn you free loaders.
mscholes
3088 days ago
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The summary is beautiful ;-)
benmurray
3088 days ago
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Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things. -- Douglas Adams
adamgurri
3088 days ago
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the public comments on this comic seem to imply everyone swallows the premise of the letters...I had though Munroe's point was more that we keep hearing the same arguments over and over again in each age.
New York, NY
btomhave
3088 days ago
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Those who fail to learn from history... yada yada yada...
Michdevilish
3088 days ago
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Definitive proof that human faculties have been dwindling since at least 1871, and show no signs of abating in their sad dwindleMent...
Canada
the7roy
3088 days ago
1871? Try ~360 BCE when Plato wrote, "they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember of themselves. The specific which you have discovered is an aid not to memory, but to reminiscence, and you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; they will be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality."
pdp68
3088 days ago
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Nostalgia isn't as good as it used to be.
Belgium
yyota
3088 days ago
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Where will it stop?
internetionals
3088 days ago
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Nice to see it spelled out to people that "nostalgia" is of all times. And the that troubles of today were often already there earlier, but people just remember them differently.
Netherlands
Ludwig
3088 days ago
Consider the possibility that the authors of these quotes were correct (well, except the divorce and nudity one,) like that Aristotle quote where he bitches about “kids these days,” instead of resigning it to “ah, it was ever thus.”

Deletability - my new favourite mangled word

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My recent phone conversations with magazine sales menseem to go pretty much the same route.

"Hi! I have some happy news! I'm calling you to offer you this free magazine as a thanks for being our customer! Would you like X or Y?"

"No thanks. I'm not interested in any of those."

"But it's... free!?!"

"Save your money. Use it to make them better 'cos right now I don't want them even for free."

There's enough papery stuff delivered in my mailbox already, so I'm not adding any new stuff unless I actually want it to be there. Yes, I still do subscribe to paper versions of magazines because of the convenience (compact size, enough to read so it's worth carrying them to places, no big loss if they're used in garden games by two-year-olds). However, getting rid of physical objects is a burden, even if the trip to the paper recycler is just a few meters. I still need to actively do something to get rid of the "free" stuff, and suddenly it stops being free. Time is money, etc.

However, if they offered me a sampler PDF directly to my inbox, or a magic code to get 7 days of access to their online site, I might take it. I want my crap to be digital, 'cos I have the tools to deal with them, and I can deal with a larger amount of crap and samplers and ads on my computer than I can physically. The delete button is less than five centimeters from my right pinkie...

The more stuff there is, the more important disposability and deletability become.

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alone in my room

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rmho
3117 days ago
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As a mathematician, I can conform this :)
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